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ˈpɒv ər tipover·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poverty

    Poverty denotes strictly lack of property or adequate means of support, but in common use is a relative term denoting any condition below that of easy, comfortable living; privation denotes a condition of painful lack of what is useful or desirable, tho not to the extent of absolute distress; indigence is lack of ordinary means of subsistence; destitution is lack of the comforts, and in part even of the necessaries of life; penury is especially cramping poverty, possibly not so sharp as destitution, but continuous, while that may be temporary; pauperism is such destitution as throws one upon organized public charity for support; beggary and mendicancy denote poverty that appeals for indiscriminate private charity.

    Synonyms:
    beggary, destitution, distress, indigence, mendicancy, need, pauperism, penury, privation, want

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poverty

    Synonyms:
    want, need, indigence, destitution

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poverty, poorness, impoverishmentnoun

    the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

    Synonyms:
    exiguity, leanness, impoverishment, pauperization, poorness, meagreness, meagerness, scantiness, pauperisation, scantness

    Antonyms:
    wealthiness, wealth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. povertynoun

    Synonyms:
    indigence, penury, want, destitution, need, necessity, privation, distress, straitened circumstances

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. povertynoun

    Synonyms:
    penury, indigence, need, destitution, privation, neediness, impecuniosity, pauperism, deficiency, paucity, infecundity, dearth, lack, meagerness, sterility, barrenness

    Associated words:
    impoverish, impoverishment

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How to use poverty in a sentence?

  1. Paul Secunda:

    In that case it was very clear (Florida) didn't have any data that people in poverty were more likely to be on drugs, we now have a pretty good understanding that if you require people to be drug tested, that is considered an invasion of privacy.

  2. Jamele Rigolini:

    Poverty can put you in a difficult state of mind, and a difficult state of mind can make it more difficult to escape poverty, this can be a self-reinforcing vicious cycle.

  3. Salman Aziz:

    When a human in happy time, he/she doesn’t understand the reality! He/she doesn’t realize it until he/she is touched by sadness, pain, poverty, refusal, betrayal, hate, abuse and so many things. Until then he/she doesn’t know what the reality is. Cause the reality is very harsh and very hard to accept.

  4. Thomas Kane:

    Students in high-poverty schools that were remote for more than half of 2020-21 would be expected to see a 5% decline in average earnings over their career, given past relationships between test scores and earnings, that may not sound like much, but when calculating losses for all 50 million students in K-12 education in the U.S., it would amount to a $2 trillion decline in lifetime earnings.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Instead of taking a begging bowl to the world, engage in partnership with the farmers and workers, and provide them a piece of land for farming for a long time for free, providing them all facilities: Consequently, believe that on the one hand, the poverty will disappear, and on the other hand, the economy would never need outside help. Support talented people and save them from being lost; otherwise, begging bowl will become a destiny; even though you are free, freedom will stay disgraced. Whenever a thought comes into thought for the welfare of people, it is the exact day of freedom. Don't make slogans; don't waste time in speeches; make a plan of action and make yourself and the state and the nation dignified and self-reliant by carrying the practical programs; it is real revolution and patriotism.


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